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More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand First says more evidence of rent gouging has emerged with a Christchurch family with nine young children landed with a rent increase of $100 a week to take their weekly rental from $460 to $560.

Speedy demolition this weekend

Speedy demolition this weekend

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

This weekend will see a unique quick-fire demolition of the eight-storey URS House on the corner of Gloucester and Durham Streets.

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:03 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received the following advice from Professor Ralph Archuleta of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The paper reviews the technical report by GNS Science.

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:54 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission sought the advice of Professor Andrew Buchanan, Holcim Adjunct Professor Des Bull, Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal, Associate Professor Greg MacRae, Dr Alessandro Palermo and Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin from the University of Canterbury on new technologies to improve seismic performance of buildings.

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:48 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report, which was written by Des Bull of Holmes Consulting Group, indicates that in light of the damage sustained to stairs and access ramps in the Christchurch earthquakes a review was needed into the way these items are designed.  It is clear that inadequate allowance has been made in the past for the relative movement that occurs between floors in a major earthquake. 

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:46 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received a report written by Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal of the University of Canterbury. The report, which was offered to the Commission, provided an indepth discussion of the way in which the current approach to seismic design has developed, and how this may change in the future.

Global opportunity to find solutions for Christchurch

Global opportunity to find solutions for Christchurch

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 5:46 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The inclusion of Christchurch in a global solution-finding competition will ensure the very best minds in the world contribute to regeneration of the city, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.  

Land Use Recovery Plan

Land Use Recovery Plan

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 4:44 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A Land Use Recovery Plan is to be prepared by Environment Canterbury, working with Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, NZ Transport Agency and CERA.

Victoria Square to reopen

Victoria Square to reopen

Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:47 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Christchurch CBD red zone will be reduced tomorrow to allow public access to Victoria Square for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake.

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:53 p.m. by NickyWagner

Govts Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Govt's Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:10 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Lawyers have branded the Government's moves to extend its commissioners' control over Canterbury's regional council unjustified.

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:07 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Important boost for Canterbury rebuild

Important boost for Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:01 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 3:29 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Featured Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today reported on its progress and financial statements for the 15 months from establishment to 30 June 2012 and its Trustees remain committed to supporting Canterbury through the different phases of recovery from the earthquakes.

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Friday, 9 November 2012 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Residents and shop owners are upset at the sudden closure of a block of shops in South Brighton.

C1 Espresso official reopening

C1 Espresso official reopening

Friday, 9 November 2012 3:09 p.m. by NickyWagner

CCDU BBQ Six-Pack 9th November 2012

CCDU BBQ Six-Pack 9th November 2012

Friday, 9 November 2012 2:41 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Welcome to your Friday BBQ Six-Pack, brought to you by the CCDU Comms Team.

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 4:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Recent comments about Housing New Zealand operations, particularly our redevelopments miss the point - we need more state housing where there is demand, and less where there isn't demand says General Manager, Asset Development , Sean Bignell.

Commissioners move to encourage new wood-burning technology

Commissioners move to encourage new wood-burning technology

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:43 a.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Asset-Based Community Development Workshop

Asset-Based Community Development Workshop

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 1:15 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Strong communities and well connected local neighbourhoods are important as we look to recover.

Housing NZ hits Christchurch repair target

Housing NZ hits Christchurch repair target

Thursday, 1 November 2012 7:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Phil Heatley | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Further $28m approved for Skills for Canterbury

Further $28m approved for Skills for Canterbury

Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:49 a.m. by NickyWagner

Infrastructure employment scheme launched

Infrastructure employment scheme launched

Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:17 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Next step for Clifford Bay ferry terminal

Next step for Clifford Bay ferry terminal

Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:14 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Further $28m approved for Skills for Canterbury

Further $28m approved for Skills for Canterbury

Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:08 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Infrastructure report sets out 67 initiatives

Infrastructure report sets out 67 initiatives

Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:04 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Bill English | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Great News For Lucas Lane, Now For Rest Of Port Hills

Great News For Lucas Lane, Now For Rest Of Port Hills

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 6:13 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

Great News For Lucas Lane, Now For Rest Of Port Hills

Zoning review applications now tallied

Zoning review applications now tallied

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 2:30 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The initial applications for the Port Hills Zoning Review have now been assessed for validity and checked that all necessary information has been provided.

Repaired Town Hall or New Performing Arts Precinct

Repaired Town Hall or New Performing Arts Precinct

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 2:22 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

- In the past few days the Council have come out publicly with statements that their committee have recommended a full repair of the Christchurch Town Hall with insurance cover being approx. $68.9 Million at this stage. 

Govt continues support for Canterbury Tertiary Institutions

Govt continues support for Canterbury Tertiary Institutions

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Residential land zoning complete

Residential land zoning complete

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:31 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust continues to assist community

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust continues to assist community

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 5:58 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Chris Tremain | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Earthquake Appeal Trust continues to assist community

Earthquake Appeal Trust continues to assist community

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 5:34 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain says today’s announcement of grants by the Canterbury Fund will make a positive difference to Christchurch communities.

New housing quicker to market

New housing quicker to market

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 2:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Another council pool in danger of permanent closure

Another council pool in danger of permanent closure

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Demolition warning from bishop

Demolition warning from bishop

Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Bishop warned her diocese the Government would step in and demolish Christ Church Cathedral if they did not quickly make a decision on its future, previously confidential minutes released as part of a High Court case reveal.

Port Hills zoning review applications closed

Port Hills zoning review applications closed

Saturday, 27 October 2012 2:52 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Port Hills property owners had until midnight October 26th to submit an online application to the zoning review panel.

Port Hills 3D rockfall study released

Port Hills 3D rockfall study released

Friday, 26 October 2012 5:05 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has today released the findings of a three-dimensional (3D) rockfall modelling study on the Port Hills.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 15 (November 2012)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 15 (November 2012)

Friday, 26 October 2012 3:23 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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National not putting Kiwis first in rebuild

National not putting Kiwis first in rebuild

Friday, 26 October 2012 3:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

National’s claim it’s putting Kiwis first in the Christchurch rebuild is laughable when half of the workforce is expected to come from overseas, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Darien Fenton.

Disaster Risk Reduction conference a success

Disaster Risk Reduction conference a success

Friday, 26 October 2012 3:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says New Zealand’s response to disaster management is setting a benchmark for countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Chief Executive update – 25 October 2012

Chief Executive update – 25 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012 4:41 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Waimakariri revaluations deadline extended

Waimakariri revaluations deadline extended

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has granted Waimakariri District Council an extra two years to finish property revaluations.

Sardine-can approach to public services disappointing

Sardine-can approach to public services disappointing

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 5:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Public Service Associations says the government should not exploit the Christchurch earthquake to drive a cost-cutting, sardine-can approach to public services.

Talking about TC3

Talking about TC3

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 1:01 p.m. by GovtCera Recommended Popular

Three videos from EQC, CCC and Insurance companies about what TC3 means and whats going on in this area. 

CERA, its values, and the 30 April deadline

CERA, its values, and the 30 April deadline

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Government agencies commit to CBD

Government agencies commit to CBD

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Minister to meet with Chch school communities

Minister to meet with Chch school communities

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 9:42 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata has offered to visit all the schools proposed for closure or merger in greater Christchurch.

Parata failing her own consultation guidelines says Dalziel

Parata failing her own consultation guidelines says Dalziel

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 5:24 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Labour's Earthquake Recovery spokesperson, Lianne Dalziel, is challenging the Minister of Education to respect her own guidelines when consulting with communities over school closures and mergers.

Tracing the $230 million in Christchurch earthquake donations

Tracing the $230 million in Christchurch earthquake donations

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 4:33 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Donations to the earthquake appeal, Red Cross and Christchurch City Council gathered more than $230 million. So where has it gone?

Canterbury earthquakes Royal Commission extended final reporting date announced

Canterbury earthquakes Royal Commission extended final reporting date announced

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 4:33 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

‘DORA’ the Digital Mobile Learning Centre

‘DORA’ the Digital Mobile Learning Centre

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 9:30 a.m. by NickyWagner

Labour taking the gloves off

Labour 'taking the gloves off'

Saturday, 20 October 2012 7:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Responding to Emergencies - from Management to Leadership

Responding to Emergencies - from Management to Leadership

Friday, 19 October 2012 3:14 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

The timing of today’s inaugural National emergency Management Research Forum could not be better.